The Daily Blog Open Mic – 23rd June 2022

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.


Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

Moderation rules are more lenient for this section, but try and play nicely.

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  1. Just noting this in Setting the Agenda by Mike Treen.
    As central banks around the globe rapidly increase interest rates, soaring borrowing costs mean people who were already stretching to buy property are finally reaching their limits. The effects are being seen in countries such as Canada, the US and New Zealand, where once-hot residential real estate markets have suddenly turned cold. ..

    We followed on from Canada in building homes not suited for our wet climate becoming growth areas for dangerous fungus. Canada was already experiencing problems with this but NZ chose to rationalise why we should continue with this trend to our sorrow. Now it appears that further 5 eyes anglophile-following is going to connect us so that all our financiers will all end up sitting around a boiling cauldron of discontent and poisonous ingredients chanting necromancy at us.

    But hey we already knew about those bad spells but didn’t have our own powerful ones to dispel the curse. Are we in a Harry Potter reality, or will Rincewind step through the wall and save us, but no Terry Pratchett is dead? RIP Terry, you managed to make a lot of money and write many fascinating takes on reality with a positive as well as ironic twist but eventually alzheimers got you – perhaps too much thinking. But right up to the end he was using his intelligence positively, in the UK gathering support for the growing number of people being hit with this malfunction.

    Can the intelligent people of NZ who have agency do similar positive things for us? We are in a phony war folks and you are all actors in this reality tv. It is being scripted as you read this. Are you big enough to interfere with the Producers, Directors and financiers and change to real actors from puppets dancing to others tunes. And designing good episodes that avoid falling into pits, off high places, killing ourselves with drugs, and living actively and collectively with people who have the right stuff? And there aren’t as many of those as you might think.


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